Every September our school job center opens. Children in Key Stage 2 classes can apply for the different roles available that include School Council, STEM Leaders, Creative Arts Leaders and Sports Leaders. They complete an application form and submit it to the Leadership Team. (See below for an example of the application form) Applications are then shortlisted and children are invited for an interview. Children applying for School Council are voted in by their class mates. All successful candidates wear different coloured jumpers and meet fortnightly with a member of the Leadership Team.
At Snowsfields we have a group of children who help support the delivery and development of STEM within the School. They are always on hand to support in lessons and at times run lunch clubs for children across the Key Stages. During STEM Leader meetings, the children are given the opportunity to try out new technology and software before it is introduced to the school, and are subsequently consulted as to whether it would fit within our curriculum. They will also help shape how Science and Maths is taught in our school. We believe it is important to take in and understand the views of the children as it is ultimately them who will gain and benefit the most from what we choose to introduce.
Our Sports Leaders have a passion for sports as well as healthy choices. They attend meetings to discuss sport and health, reporting on ideas and suggestions from their peers. They encourage others to make healthy choices at lunchtime. The Sports Leaders also support children to be active in the playground as well as helping to collect playtime equipment and keeping the resources tidy. In the summer term they will assist in organising Health Week and will be helping with relevant assemblies. Our Sports Leaders are raising the profile of sport and healthy living throughout the school.
This year, Snowsfields Primary School held interviews for Creative Arts Leaders. Many pupils with a passion for the arts applied for the roles and after interviews were held, four pupils were appointed. Alongside promoting the Arts amongst their peers, they will help shape our creative curriculum. They will attend regular meetings with members of staff and also help to plan assemblies and deliver them to the rest of the school.
Every September each class from Year 3 to Year 6 nominate and vote for a girl and boy to represent their class on our School Council. Those chosen in Year 6 become our Head Boy and Head Girl. The School Council wear red jumpers and meetings are held once a fortnight. They are expected to be positive role models to the other pupils, and take on additional responsibilities around the school.
“It’s important to me that everyone is happy in the school and I will help others if they feel sad or get hurt.
I am a good role model because I focus on my work and stay on task in the classroom. This will be a great opportunity for me to be head girl because I can show the younger children how to behave in school.
I want the school to be a fun and friendly place to be. I will spread kindness everywhere I go.”
“I am looking forward to being head boy because I aim to
improve the school by helping in the classroom and on the playground. I will reinforce the High 5.
I promise to be a good role model to the younger children by modelling good behaviour and transitioning quietly and
sensibly around the school. I will do my best to make sure everything is as good as it can be at the school. I want our school to be a better place for everyone.”